Summer Anime and Manga Events 2016!

For anyone interested in Japanese anime and manga culture, here are the top 5 events held every summer!

World Cosplay Summit

World Cosplay Summit is the world's largest cosplay festival that has been held annually in Nagoya since 2003. Cosplayers from all over the world gather for this event and enjoy not only cosplay but international culture exchange as well. The highlight of the event is "Cosplay Championship" where representative cosplayers from more than 20 countries compete for the best performance and cosplay.

Event Period
July 30, and August 5, 6, 7, 2016

Venue
Around Nagoya (Please check the website for the details.)

Admission
Please check the website for the details.

Official Website
http://www.worldcosplaysummit.jp/


Wonder Festival

Wonder Festival is a model kit event where amateur and professional figure makers display and sell their works. Top skilled makers' works will be exhibited in the "Wonder Showcase".

Event Period
July 24, 2016
10:00 - 17:00

Venue
Makuhari Messe Hall 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.

Admission
2,500 yen
Under elementary school students: Free

Official Website (Japanese Only)
http://wf.kaiyodo.net/


Comic Market 90

Known as Comiket, Comic Market is the most well known otaku event where circle participants sell their dojinshi (self-published magazines, manga or novels) and many more anime related items. There will be many cosplayers around the venue. Changing rooms are provided for the cosplayers inside the venue.

Event Period
August 12 - 14, 2016
Dojinshi Area 10:00-16:00
Company Booths Day 1: 10:00am-5:00pm, Day 2: 10:00am-4:00pm

Venue
Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center)

Admission
Free, however, visitors are strongly recommended to purchase the catalog.
The catalog is sold for 2,000 yen at the venue.

Official Website (English, Chinese, Korean)
http://www.comiket.co.jp/


C3TOKYO 2016

C3TOKYO 2016 is the largest entertainment events held in Japan that bring together the culture of "hobby", which refers to pastic model building, cosplay, figures and etc. and "characters". Many entertainment companies will be displaying and selling their latest products while amateurs will be selling their copyrighted works in C3 Market (ex.Chara Hobby Market). C3 Market is held only on the 28th. Cosplayers will be able to take photos in many different settings in the studio for free.

Event Period
August 27 - 28, 2016
10:00 - 17:15

Venue
Makuhari Messe Hall 1, 2, and 3.

Admission
Adult: 1,500 yen
Under elementary school students: Free

Official Website (Japanese Only)
http://www.c3tokyo.com/


Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2016

The largest manga and anime trade fair held in West Japan also called "Kyo-maf". Many manga and anime-related companies and organizations gather to show and sell their recent products. Some shows and events are going to be held as well. This fair is going to be held in three different venues. The website will be available in English and other languages soon.

Event Period
September 17 - 18, 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm (Until 4:00pm on 18th)

Venue
- Miyako Messe
- Kyoto International Manga Museum
- ROHM Theatre Kyoto

Admission
- Miyako Messe
General: 1,200 yen

- Kyoto International Manga Museum
Adults: 800 yen
Jr High and High school students: 300 yen
Elementary school students: 100 yen

- ROHM Theatre Kyoto
Depends on the program

Official Website (Multilingual)
http://kyomaf.kyoto/

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